Democratic congresswoman Angie Craig (Minn.) took to the House floor to read in full a radical children’s book on a young girl’s gender transition that was put out by her own wife.
The Minnesota lawmaker used her allotted five minutes of speaking time to read Calvin, a children’s book produced by the Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools program, which is directed by Craig’s wife Cheryl Greene. The book, suggested by HRC for kindergarten students, encourages children to explore gender transition and reject biological sex.
“It’s critically important to make sure that transgender and nonbinary youth not only feel supported but valued and affirmed for who they are,” Craig said before reading from the book. She made no mention in the floor speech of her wife’s connection to the book.
The HRC’s Welcoming Schools program creates training, lesson plans, and book lists that “introduce the youngest readers to gender identity and transition.” In Calvin, a young girl reveals her identity as “a boy in my heart and in my brain,” and her parents buy her swim trunks and “handsome” back-to-school clothes that make her feel more comfortable. Calvin’s father explains that “being transgender means other people think you’re one gender but inside you know you are a different one.” Continue
In this joyful and impactful picture book, a transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time.
Calvin has always been a boy, even if the world sees him as a girl. He knows who he is in his heart and in his mind but he hasn’t yet told his family. Finally, he can wait no longer: “I’m not a girl,” he tells his family. “I’m a boy—a boy in my heart and in my brain.” Continue
Craig reads children’s books while her constituents suffer? Crimes is no stranger in the district Angie Craig represents: During her last campaign:
Marine Veteran Tyler Kistner, the Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, called out Congresswoman Angie Craig for her continued silence as violence erupted Minneapolis.
“As Minneapolis businesses are looted and destroyed, Representative Angie Craig continues to hide. Her silence in condemning these riots and criminals who are destroying our community is deafening, and shows a total lack of leadership from our member of Congress. Why won’t Angie Craig speak out against the continued violence and lawlessness in our state? Her silence and willingness to accept the widespread violence in our community, and nationwide, shows that she is unfit to serve Minnesota’s 2nd District.”